Legacy 650 Executive Jet, Brazil
Legacy 650 is a large business jet developed by Embraer. Following completion of its maiden flight in September 2009, the aircraft entered into service in late 2010.
The aircraft received type certifications from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), Brazil and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in October 2010. The ANAC also certified the Legacy 650 for High Altitude Landing and Takeoff (HALTO) operations in August 2012.
In addition, the aircraft received type certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in February 2011.
In June 2012, Embraer reached a joint venture agreement with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) for establishing a production line to build Legacy 650 aircraft in China. The joint venture, named Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry, is expected to roll out the first aircraft from the production line by end of 2013.
Embraer signed an agreement with Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo in May 2012 to provide service to the Russian Legacy 650 aircraft customers through Jet Aviation's maintenance and repair facility at Vnukovo International Airport.
Legacy 650 aircraft design
The Legacy 650 aircraft is a longer-range version of the Legacy 600. Its range is 500nm higher than that of the Legacy 600. The 650 also provides higher altitude take-off and climb thrust than the Legacy 600 aircraft.
The aircraft has 38.5in compound swept-fan blades and features a new bypass vane and core vane. It has a length of 26.33m, height of 6.76m, and wingspan of 21.17m.
Aircraft orders and deliveries
Aircraft Asset Management (AAM) ordered two Legacy 650 aircraft in October 2009. The first Legacy 650 aircraft was delivered to Amsair Aircraft in November 2010.
Minsheng Financial Leasing Company (MSFL), based in China, ordered 13 Legacy 650 aircraft in October 2011. The first aircraft was delivered in March 2012. One more Legacy 650 was delivered to MSFL in November 2012, which marked the 200th Legacy 600/650 family aircraft delivery for Embraer.
Embraer delivered Legacy 650 aircraft to FAL Aviation in Saudi Arabia in May 2012.
Legacy 650 cabin and interiors
The Legacy is Embraer's super mid-size corporate and executive jet derived from the ERJ-135 and ERJ-145 commercial regional jetliners, with the Legacy Corporate Shuttle configured with up to 19 seats and the Legacy Executive with up to 15 seats.
The aircraft has three spacious cabin zones, which provide seating for up to 14 people. The Honeywell Ovation Select cabin management system is installed in the refined Legacy 650, which was introduced as a special edition in 2012.
The aircraft has a total of 22 windows, which provide abundant natural light in the cabin. The cabin features fully berthing seats, as well as a spacious and fully equipped galley, and the largest lavatory in its class. An optional forward lavatory can also be included.
The cabin has a baggage compartment with a space of 240ft3 (6.8m3) and an internal storage space of about 46ft3 (1.3m3).
The galley features a touchscreen monitor for master control of the cabin systems, refrigerator or wine chiller, coffee brewer or Espresso machines, microwave, and three power outlets.
The cabin management system in the refined version offers passenger controls at all seats, iPod/iPhone docking stations, Blu-ray players, radio, 3D maps, and wireless remote control. The interiors are also improved in the refined version, with 12 new veneer choices, six stone flooring choices, protective vinyl carpeting, and satin finish.
Flight deck and avionics
The aircraft features a large cockpit with a spacious flight deck that is equipped with a Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite.
The flight deck avionics include LCD displays with Cursor Control Device (CCD), new airspace operations standards, and charts and maps capability. The avionics system also features an integrated stand-by instruments system, electronic flight bag, and central maintenance computer, coupled VNAV, data loader 1000 with SD card and USB ports, RNP 0.3, and XM weather capability.
In addition, the avionics systems includes a dual inertial reference system, dual FMS/GPS, data link recorder, and so on.
The flight deck in the 2012 refined Legacy 650 version is equipped with Honeywell's SmartRunwayTM and SmartLandingTM systems, which improve the situational awareness of the flight crew.
Engine and performance
The Legacy 650 is powered by AE3007A2 turbofan engines manufactured by Rolls-Royce. The two engines generate about 9,020lb of maximum thrust each. The engine emits about 22% less CO2. It also features full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system.
The aircraft has a range of 3,900nm (7,223km) and a cruise speed of Mach 0.80. The service ceiling of the aircraft is 12,497m.
The unfactored landing distance of the aircraft is 5,741ft (1,750m) and the takeoff distance is 5,741ft (1,750m). The operating altitude is 41,000ft (12,497m).
The take-off weight of Legacy 650 is 53,572lb (24,300kg), while its landing weight is 44,092lb (20,000kg). The aircraft has a zero fuel weight of 36,155lb (16,400kg).